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The Birds of America

by John James Audubon

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First edition of The Birds of America by John James Audubon, done by the Philadelphia firm of J.T. Bowen in 1840-1844
Size is approximately 6 1/2 x 10 inches
Genuine Audubon lithograph - Blue Mountain Warbler - Male
Pl. 98
Octavo Editions (1840-71). Hand colored stone lithograph. There is no plate mark or watermark. The paper is white - tan, due to age ,and somewhat stiff like card stock and glued to the board (print was taking from frame). It has what is called a binding edge or strip along one edge of the paper, with half tiny holes or slits as evidence of the print having been stitched into a book, and a narrow strip where a tissue guard was glued on to protect the image. A plate number 98 printed in Arabic numerals in the upper right corner.

Written by naturalist John James Audubon, the Birds of America is one of the most prized and collected books of all time. In addition to the stunning colors and detail in Audubon's work, it is noteworthy also because of its ambitious scope: to paint every bird in North America. Six of the birds painted have become extinct since its publication. Read more: Identifying first editions of The Birds of America

  • Bookseller: Ganna LLC US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: pr1
  • Title: The Birds of America
  • Author: John James Audubon
  • Illustrator:John James Audubon
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Publisher: Philadelphia firm of J.T. Bowen
  • Place: USA
  • Date published: 1840-1844
  • Keywords: Audubon, lithograph. Blue Mountain Warbler,


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On Sep 14 2016, said:

It is a very good book to bird watching with. He truly has a great eye for detail in his paintings. He has inspired me to draw the animals that I come in contact with while walking in the forest, around the Blue Ridge Mountains, at the coast, or where I may go or be at!


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